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Death Cab For Cutie Unveil Summer Headline Tour
April 26 2011


For immediate release

Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has set details for their much-anticipated summer headline tour. The dates celebrate the upcoming release of the acclaimed bandâs eagerly awaited new album, âCODES AND KEYS,â which arrives in stores and all online retailers on May 31st.
Death Cab for Cutie will hit the road beginning July 27th at Columbus, Ohioâs LC Outdoor Amphitheater, followed by major shows across the U.S. and Canada. Pre-sale tickets to most of the newly announced dates will be available starting on Friday, April 29th at; all remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public May 6-8. All shows to feature acclaimed band Frightened Rabbit as support.

Furthermore, Death Cab for Cutie will also be amongst the top acts appearing at Montrealâs upcoming Osheaga Festival, slated for July 31st. The new tour dates follow Death Cab for Cutieâs imminent North American tour of intimate venues, all of which are long sold out and begin May 18th at Torontoâs Phoenix Concert Theatre. In addition, a series of additional live shows are slated in and around the bandâs native Pacific Northwest, including headline dates in Edmonton, Calgary and Bend, Oregon, as well as a May 28th headline appearance at the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival at George Washingtonâs Gorge Amphitheater.

Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Death Cab for Cutie recently made history with the companion clip for their extraordinary new single, âYou Are A Tourist.â Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, âYou Are A Touristâ is the first-ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed. The clip can be viewed now at

The first single from âCODES AND KEYS,â âYou Are A Touristâ became an instant sensation on Canadian radio and is racing up the Alternative and Modern Rock charts.

âYou Are A Touristâ is available now at all DSPs, including iTunes, where fans can pre-order âCODES AND KEYSâ via iTunes Album Pass and receive album tracks plus the âYou Are A Touristâ music video weeks prior to the official street date.

In addition, âCODES AND KEYSâ is currently available for pre-order at An array of unique bundles are on offer, featuring such exciting exclusives as the âLIVE AT THE MT. BAKER THEATREâ DVD, a âCODES AND KEYSâ t-shirt, a âCODES AND KEYSâ tote bag, a full album stream 72 hours before street date. All pre-orders receive an instant digital download of âYou Are A Tourist.â

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.

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ON TOUR 2011

18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre - SOLD OUT
20 Chicago IL Metro - SOLD OUT
21 Minneapolis MN First Avenue - SOLD OUT
24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
25 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
27 Bend, OR Le Schwab Amphitheatre
28 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival

1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT
3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero - SOLD OUT
5 Boston, MA The Paradise - SOLD OUT
7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
9 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore - SOLD OUT

27 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheater
28 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
29 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival

1 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
2 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront
5 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
6 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
7 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8 Cary, NC Koka Booth Ampitheatre
10 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
11 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
12 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
13 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
16 La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena
18, 19 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
20 Las Vegas, NV The Pool
22 West Valley City,UT Maverik Center
23 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Ampitheatre

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